[April Fools] Be Part of an Exclusive Club - Introducing OzBargain PREMIUM

Happy April Fool's Day!

It's 3PM AEDT and we are pulling the plug now. Yes OzBargain Premium is our April Fools Day joke for this year. Many who can spot it from miles away but it appears that some still fell for it.

See our April Fools post in 2018, 2017 #1, 2017 #2, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.


OzBargain was started in 2006 as an extension of a hobby of mine — finding bargains and sharing them. Over the years this website and its community continues to grow, and I myself have also transitioned from running it as a side gig, to working for OzBargain full time, to employing a small team of community managers and developers. It has always been free for anyone to join, and even free for merchants to participate and share their offers. Today, however, marks a new milestone in the history of OzBargain. Let me introduce the new subscription based membership plans — OzBargain Premium.

OzBargain Premium

It is actually not something "new", but OzBargain Premium membership has indeed been around for a few years. It has been hinted many times on the site by some pre-alpha testers, and some of them might even pop in here today to share their reviews and experiences with Premium. What changed is that Premium is now available to ALL OzBargain users, starting from a small cost of 🔋100/month, which is around a medium cup of Flat White (or 5 cups of 7-Eleven coffee). More about the new currency later. There will also be multiple levels of membership at different price point — Premium, Premium Plus and Premium Ultra — which would suit even the most hardcore OzBargainer and retail business.

So, what will you get from your Premium membership? Here are some highlights:

Premium Deals / Premium Competitions preview

This has got to be one of the most frequently requested “feature” due to increasing popularity of OzBargain. Often by the time the deal gets on the home page it has already been ozbargained — either caused by out of stock or retailer’s web servers catching fire. We are now able to spot some these Premium deals in advance, and release them to the Premium members for up to 30 minutes before making them available to the general public. Premium members get to broden them first!

Preview Deals

Premium Lounge access

Premium members will have exclusive access to member-only forum, where they get to check out upcoming features, discuss the latest conspiracies and unlock other hidden OzBargain secrets. Not to mention the elitist feeling of exclusivity. Unfortunately we are not able disclose what has been discussed in the Premium Lounge, as first rule of Premium Lounge is — you do not talk about the Premium Lounge.

Premium Lounge

Limit increases

Too many people disagreeing with you and 5 comment -ve votes never enough? Worry not as Premium members can -ve vote 20 comments per 24 hours to shoot down those trolls! If you upgrade all the way to Premium Ultra, you will be empowered with unlimited -ve for comments — including those marked as Moderator’s! There are other limit lifts, for example number of Classified, number of Store Rep deals, etc. Feel the power — get OzBargain Premium!

Rage Face Negative Votes

Premium support

Premium members also get Premium support from the moderators. As per our guidelines, consider yourself lucky if your TWAM is ever answered by a moderator within 24 hours (Monday to Friday only). However TWAM and support tickets from Premium members get special priority. Premium Ultra members can even dial 1800 OZBMODS to gain direct access to the moderation team to get your account issues resolved!

Dial a Moderator

Spammer Business friendly

Premium Ultra membership provides you unlimited potential to dump your rubbish onto other OzBargain users with unlimited Store Rep deals. OzBargain users don’t appreciate your offer and neg vote it? One click & it’s gone! What if your sockpuppet account accidentally got caught and sin-binned? Premium Ultra members just need to spend 🔋1000 and it will be out of gaol in no time! Perfect for Business users — retailers, wholesalers, service providers or marketers.

But that’s not all. You can see the full membership comparison on the OzBargain Premium page.

Premium Plans

🔋EneCoins

To subscribe to the OzBargain Premium membership you will need to pay with our new virtual currency — EneCoins. It was first announced on this very day 2 years ago, and then after much research and intense development, EneCoins has evolved into a virtual currency backed by crypto, blockchains and other hot buzzwords. Right now it can be used to pay OzBargain Premium subscription, or transfer between OzBargain members (for example paying for a Classified item). You can acquire EneCoins with Australian Dollar, starting from $4.99 for 🔋100. Check out all the details at the EneCoins page.

That’s it — the new era of OzBargain. I will be answering questions regarding OzBargain Premium here today. Ask me anything.

Comments

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    I missed out :(

    I'm trying to copy the code and click on the picture and nothing happens!

    :P

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      Click + if that was the first thing you did try to copy code and click on link ….

      CLICK first … buy and ask questions later…

      if you did this…this makes you in your own right a premium ozbargainer.

      Well played all!

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    Says can't buy the coins, pay pal must be down.

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    I am waiting for a discount code..Nice one Scott :)

  • +1 vote

    I'm trying to join but no dice. I really want that Built-in MS Paint integration.

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    Ozbargain Premium….about time~

    lmao been ozbargained

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    Damn, the PalPay server is down.
    I'll OzBarter for some EneCoins.

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    Will there be a free premium service for those that are not Liberal/Labour voters? It seems this is just another example of a neocon corporatization favouring those with a decent stash of eneloops or a $80k high yielding car.

    It is obvious discrimination to offer a premium service and expect people to pay for it. Much like selling out of leftover banana prawns at the end of day.

    Asking for (Name redacted Digi1).

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    I need some EneCoins

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    Can you offer a 7 day trial?

  • +1 vote

    The standout feature of the new premium service has to be the MS Paint integration - it's about time a website embraced Paint instead of shunning it in favour of inferior products like Photoshop

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    Not as good as last year's Ozbargain turns asian but still pretty funny none the less..

    • +4 votes

      We are trying to do a more politically correct version this year… until someone started talking about voting for Liberal or Labor in the comments.

  • +2 votes

    Exclusive to Premium Plus:
    10% off eBay (Min spend $999, Max Discount $1)

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    Ok, I'll admit, you got me for a few seconds :D

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    oh what a day….. how many pranks can you make in one day :)

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    This is just what we asked for, we can let the market decide.

    Don't have enough money to pay for it?
    a) OzBargain harder
    b) Get a better job

    This IS genius. Thank you mods and devs for all the hard work that's obviously gone into this.

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    Somehow scotty has to pay for 5x Ludicrous Speed Telstra Model S

    Is it only available to telstra retail staff?

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    Tried sending you $49

    Unfortunately PalPay server is currently busy, possibly OzBargained. Please wait for a few moments before trying again.

  • +1 vote

    OZBargain premium membership???? Shudd up and take my money already!!!

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    LOL@ the user who reported as spam

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    I never even get through my 5 daily neg votes limit😂 Although I would LOVE the dial-a-mod service but only if it is manned by my favourite mod.I bet his voice is as soothing as his writing style. Would they only offer account-related advice? I need life advice more than account related ones.

    • +2 votes

      I need life advice more than account related ones.

      You need the Premium membership level on Date A Cheapo.

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        Was I correct in assuming that that prank was inspired by something I said?😀

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          The one from 4 years ago? As I had explained (in that old thread), it was created as a response to users' requests. You might be one of them but can't seriously remember now.

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            @scotty: It was! Just because you can't remember doesn't mean it didn't happen😊 Can I please get a free month of the premium ultra membership for service rendered to the community? please?😀

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    I like the Autobuy feature, automatically buys something that's < $1 once per week. Thanks to that I now have a box of usb to iphone cords which i can splice together to make a belt!

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    I just got my first month of Premium! The PalPay Service is unstable so I tried a few hundreds times and luckily get through once. Oh I am so excited to have it in the end. So guys keep trying and you will get it with your efforts!

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    Can we have a feature for premium users like myself where anything on Ozbargain less than $5 is automatically purchased through Enecoin and delivered to my door?

    Nothing better than an Ozbargain surprise!

    edit: holy moly, someone already thought of it above!

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    funny as

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    I’d pay handsomely for extra negs!!!

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    April Fool it is

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    Thanks bought 100. :)

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    It's a bit too obvious for regular OZBers… Nice try though.

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    Please fix the PayPal

    • +1 vote

      It's PalPay… ;)

      Unfortunately PalPay server is currently busy, possibly OzBargained. Please wait for a few moments before trying again.

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    Wow, to everyone calling OzBideo a bad streaming service:
    - Yeah it's not really worth it if you don't use the other premium features, but maybe it's just not for you then?
    - I wish it had Chromecast support too, but you can get a HighYield stick on sale for well under $100 now.

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    Happy Ozbargain Fools' Day

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    Hahaha

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    Anyone having PalPay login issues please contact me. For a few EneCoins I can grant you exclusive access bypassing Scotty's silly rules.
    Trust me. Would I lie to you, friend?

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    😂😂😂😂😂

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    I would like to become a reseller for memberships. Mods can contact me. I have got 100 people ready to sign up and committed

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    Be Part of an Exclusive Club

    I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member. - Groucho Marx

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    No student pricing? Ban bigpharmabargains.

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    Just signed up, the benefits are amazing!

    For anyone on the fence about getting premium l, do it! You won’t look back.

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    Unfortunately PalPay server is currently busy, possibly OzBargained. Please wait for a few moments before trying again. am i april fooled again

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      Nah, keep trying. It will work eventually. I've tried 4 hours non stop before I finally got through. Best 4 hours of my life!!

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    For today and today only, premium memberships are freee!! enrol quick :D

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    AFD2019 o.O Where the heck to use this code :p

  • -1 vote

    If this isn't April Fools i'd be happy to subscribe to support this site

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    Apparently if you type /haxxor_all after the code it provides unlimited auto-comments such as "First in with price jacking comment", "What deals are there, don't just post % off", "Not available on the West Coast", "Postage kills this deal", etc, etc.

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    I am a sucker!!! I don't deserve to be here. Lol

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    I have a forecast: many of the jokes will become reality within 5 years.

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    There are people on this site that would pay through the nose to get unlimited negs. You are selling yourself short at these prices!

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    Displeased because my wife's name is Ene and now she somehow thinks this means free money for her to spend on bargains.

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    What about bargain of 2000 Enecoins at 50% off RRP. Surprised no one has posted this deal.

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    Damn got me good. Nicely done

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    Are you able to gift this?

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    I thought this was legit until 1800 OZB MODS appeared.
    Smart number is 10-digit max…
    It would’ve been even more legit if that number was actually purchased.

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    April 1st. Seriously though, you and the moderating team should be compensated in some manner…perhaps keep the features of Premium membership for yourselves. Or swooping up all the referrer credits/bonus dollars and selling it at a discount in the Classified sections etc. Or bulk buy items/memberships and sell at a discount in the Classified sections. Print memorable one-liners on t-shirts and sell in the Classified section… you get the idea. LOL. Appy April Aaaaaa!

  • +1 vote

    Can I get a Free Trial of Premium please? And make it permanent, thanks

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    How about a dedicated personal shopper included with Premium Ultra? :) It's getting hard to keep up with all those bargains without an aid!

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    Scotty, I'll just need your bank account number and sort code. Then I can wire you the monies directly!

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    PayPal still not working. I will try posting the money in the mail

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    Is there any cheap iPads?

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    Can I get member # 104!

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    Just got the Premium Ultra membership.

    Went through Ozbargain and neg'ed every idiot in sight, then ripped my photo ID off and took it back with the receipt for a refund of 1,000 🔋 EneCoins.

    The dumbfounded look on scotty's face was hilarious, I could tell I was his first for this.

    Had heaps of mods who were waiting in line behind me that gave me a funny look, was really embarrassed but I stayed strong by chanting Ozbargain a number of times to myself.

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    TLDR,how much is it?

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    I dialled a mod and they told me to
    (1) google my problem
    (2) wait while they check their crystal ball for ipad deals
    (3) learn how to use grammar and punctuation

    nuff said

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    I was like another paid subscription argh ! Then I looked at the date.

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    Appreciate the time and effort put in! Off to check the PalPay server again…

  • +1 vote

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  • +1 vote

    Good to see Big Man Tyrone Scotty got a mention.

    Time to spam rep deals from my countless associations.

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    So you are now going to create conditional access to deals and charge people for it. The large number of ads aren't enough to make money with? Hope an alternative comes out soon.

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    Pricematched at Officeworks. Still have stock at Narnia, Tatooine and Jotunheim stores.

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    Scotty, really well thought out Premium memberships, but no mention of the ability to delete downvotes!

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      For comments or for deals? You can't remove down votes from comments (yet), but for neg votes of your own deal posts, you'll need "Premium Ultra". See the plan matrix page.

      Revoke Negative Votes in your own deal … [Yes]

  • +1 vote

    I'm all for providing Premium Ultra access to those who can afford it, and support the idea of comments starting with 10 upvotes for those select few. But I think there should be a discount for power users. I think that's how nepotism and corruption works - favour your own. I also think Premium Ultra members should be able to cast multiple negative votes, and ban users who annoy them.

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    Yeah, everyone be quick before it's too late!!!

  •  

    I have never thought of spamming previously but I appreciate the opportunity to sign up for the Premium Plan.

    Can I pay by bitcoin?

    I never pay tax and the Taxation Office does not know that I exist.

    Or, I can put some Epson printed money in a brown envelope and ask my cousin that live close to the Kings Cross to leave the money outside the OB HQ 2am in the morning.

    Can I also suggest that you offer Premium subscribers a can of spam as a free gift.

    Easy way to keep up the cholesterol.

    If you love my post please donate as much crypto as you like to my Bitcoin wallet 43894829SPAM43829429LOVEYOURMONEY89454

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    I don't have PalPay but can I pay with 10 camels I have?

  •  

    Sounds awesome but I’m hanging out for your Black Friday deal

  •  

    This would be a very good idea. I need something like this to prevent me from purchasing useless items. My wife think I have became a hoarder since joining Ozbargain.

  • +1 vote

    I want a 30-day trial that I will cancel on the 29th day.

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    can i swap my old eneloop with 100 Enecoin

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    ✨✨✨ Beam me up to Premium Scotty ✨✨✨

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    Can I use EneCoins to pay my tax debt

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    Should have been OzBargain Plus

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